Although saunas have been popular for centuries, they are not often thought of for treatments in traditional medicine. Traditionally, saunas have been unbearably hot, steamy rooms in which breathing can be difficult. But saunas of today have technologically evolved from the harsh, 200°+ rooms they originated from to a soothing, healthy heat. NW Yoga & Wellness has brought you the best dry sauna on the market, the world’s FIRST and ONLY 3-in-1 full spectrum infrared sauna by Sunlighten. The infrared technology brings forth a therapeutic treatment that is not only relaxing but also clinically shown beneficial for your health. These saunas help eliminate toxins, further supporting the healing process.
Infrared wavelengths are the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum consisting of near (NIR), mid (MIR) and far (FIR) rays. These rays have the ability to penetrate human tissue. This characteristic makes infrared beneficial because it heats the body directly at the core rather than simply warming the air resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where the majority of toxins reside.
Infrared heat is completely safe and healthy for all living things. You can be exposed to infrared light for hours without the risk of burning. Infrared is a naturally occurring output of the sun, but does not contain the harmful UV rays associated with unprotected sunlight. In fact, infrared’s gentle heat is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.
Sunlighten's far infrared technology, Solocarbon®, is the only infrared sauna heater on the market clinically shown to raise core temperature nearly 3 degrees. What does this mean for your health? You will experience the most detoxifying sweat, lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure and aid in weight loss through waistline reduction.
The most advanced infrared therapy available is Solocarbon 3-in-1 infrared treatments. The infrared spectrum consists of near (NIR), mid (MIR), and far (FIR) waves, each with distinct characteristics and health benefits. Sunlighten offers all three peak wavelengths for the maximum therapeutic results.
We offer 24/7 online appointment scheduling for your convenience. Plan ahead for your perfect wellness day in advance – or book up to two hours before your service!
Toxins such as sodium, alcohol, nicotine, cholesterol and carcinogenic heavy metals accumulate in the body during modern daily life. Studies have shown that FIR raises core body temperature stimulating the sweat glands resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat ridding the body of toxins.
Starting at a high intensity to increase the body’s core temperature then reduces to a low , comfortable intensity level. Infrared combination improves vascular access flow to reach toxins at the cellular level. Cabin temperatures for the detox program average around 130 degrees Fahrenheit.
Perspiring is part of the complex thermoregulatory process of the body that increases the heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate causing the body to burn calories. Studies have shown that a 30 minute IR sauna session can burn an upwards of 600 calories! A 2009 study indicated that Sunlighten infrared saunas can lower weight and waist circumference in just a 3-month period.
Starts at a high intensity to stimulate the cardiovascular system then reduces to a medium level. As the body works to cool itself, there is an increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate similar to exercise. Cabin temperature during the weight loss program is approximately 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
Several studies have shown that near infrared properties can help improve cell health, enhance muscle recovery and boost immune defenses. A study done at the Medical College of Wisconsin demonstrated that LED-produced near infrared helps promote cell health and regeneration. Lastly, a study from The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology concluded that LED near infrared (NIR) restores enzyme activity and reduces cell death by half.
Far, mid and near infrared rays induce deep relaxation as they relieve muscle tension at a low, comfortable intensity promoting overall stress reduction with regular use. Cabin temperature inside the sauna average around 135 – 140 degrees Fahrenheit during the relaxation program.
MIR can help to expand blood vessels and increase circulation allowing more oxygen to reach injured areas of the body resulting in reduced pain and a faster healing process. A NASA study using NIR heat, also determined that LED technology allows for deep penetration of tissue and increased cell growth from the inside reducing inflammation.
An infrared blend provides natural pain relief by reducing inflammation and swelling while near IR LED’s penetrate the tissue to promote cellular repair at a medium, constant intensity level. Cabin temperatures during the pain relief program range from 135 – 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
IR improves circulation, expels dirt & chemicals and removes dead cells on the surface of the skin resulting in a soft, clear complexion. A study published in The Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy showed significant improvements in skin appearance after just 12 weeks of NIR therapy. Participants experienced a reduction in wrinkles and crow’s feet, as well as improved overall skin tone, including softness, smoothness, elasticity, clarity and firmness.
A low, constant intensity level penetrates tissue to help with various skin concerns. Near IR LED’s improve overall skin tone, elasticity and firmness promoting anti-aging benefits. Cabin temperatures inside the sauna cabin during the anti-aging program average around 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
Sunlighten sauna treatments are like giving your body a passive cardiovascular workout. Heating the muscles with infrared rays produces an increase in blood flow similar to that seen during exercise. Regular infrared sauna use can significantly stimulate blood flow up to twice the normal rate.
The Balance program is designed for those who enjoy the extreme heat in the cabin at around 155F. The main purpose of this 30 minute session is to encourage the body to sweat. If you like the feeling of intense heat and perspiration then this is the program for you.
Packages are good for the service you are purchasing. They can not be combined with other services like the membership program. Packages expire in 6 months and are non-transferable.
Monthly memberships give you the freedom to choose which service you want to use when. Combine the Migun™ Therapy Thermassage Bed or Sunlighten 3-in-1® Infrared Sauna session when you need it. *Cromotherapy is an add-on service with the sauna. session for $10. sauna benefits Port Townsend
*All memberships have a 3 month minimum commitment, are set up on auto-pay and are non-transferable. Cancellation must be given within 30 days of auto pay date.
• Appointments are booked on the hour, in one-hour time slots. This allow for you to change clothes before and after session, as well prepping the space for the next client.
• Sauna sessions run 30 to 40 minutes depending on your desired program.
• If this is your first appointment with NW Yoga & Wellness please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before your appointment time to complete an intake form and get instructions.
• Each sauna is in it own private room but are not soundproof. Please no cell phone use and when listen to music use headphones.
• Do not eat 2 hours before wellness services
• Drink at least 8oz of water before wellness services
• Shower before sauna session and wait two hours after session to shower again.
• No plastic bottles in sauna
• No body oil or lotion of any kind in sauna
• For best result in Sauna wear light clothing made of breathable natural fibers like cotton, or you may feel free to wear your birthday suit.
• We provide two towels for the sauna session.